Richard Johnson: The Human Identity Problem

Humans are the only species who are capable of considering their own existence – of forming a self-identity. Intuition has historically been the wellspring of notions which address rhetorical questions about our identity and purpose. These concepts are embodied in classical religion. However, Darwin’s publication of Origin of the Species in 1859, profoundly changed the nature of our identity. Suddenly, we became “just another part” of the natural world. The theory of evolution is well founded but is denied by a majority of people the world over. The Human Identity Problem discusses the consequences which face humanity if we continue to misconstrue our own identity.

Richard Johnson will discuss his New Book
"The Human Identity Problem:
How God became the centerpiece of a world view"

This event will be held at DuVal auditorium and is sponsored by FreeThought Arizona.

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  • Jim N.

    Thanks Richard for a well researched presentation.

    January 20, 2013

  • Jerry K.

    I thought Richard had a very well thought out presentation that demonstrated how religion has affected our identity and purpose . He bemoans the fact that evolution should be the source of our identity and purpose but too few believe. Good job in spite of a bad cold.

    January 20, 2013

  • Don L.

    Well received presentation.

    January 20, 2013

  • Jerry K.

    Come listen to one of our own freethinkers enlighten you about a quirk in human nature about their thought, or lack of, process.
    Note the time change to 9am.

    December 31, 2012

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